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  • Steven shared from Hangsaman (Penguin Classics) by Shirley Jackson
    Then the stairs, step by step, and all this while the mannikins inside run screaming from each section of the house to a higher and a more concealed room, crushing one another and stumbling and pulling frantically, slamming doors behind them while my strong fingers pull each door softly off its hinges and pull the walls apart and lift out the windows intact and take out carefully the tiny beds and chairs; and finally they will be all together like seeds in a pomegranate, in one tiny room, hardly breathing, some of them fainting, some crying, and all wedged in together looking in the direction...
    Note: Read this Brilliant sentence. @expatina
  • Steven shared from An Ice-Cream War: A Novel (Vintage International) by William Boyd
    A cloying, oddly farinaceous smell came from her body. Walter wondered how many races, cults, theologies and customs were meeting in this small room tonight, and what little portion he would add to the mix.
    Note: farinaceous is favorite of William Boyd.
  • Steven shared from Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles
    a gout of wine,
    Note: "A gout of wine."
  • Steven shared from The Fifth Queen and Other Works by Ford Madox Ford (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) by Ford Madox Ford
    Pride and reserve are not the only things in life; perhaps they are not even the best things. But if they happen to be your particular virtues you will go all to pieces if you let them go.
    Note: Mitt?
  • Steven shared from The Fifth Queen and Other Works by Ford Madox Ford (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) by Ford Madox Ford
    I don't know what they thought I was there to do—perhaps to buy out the city's debt or get a controlling hold of some railway interest. Or, perhaps, they imagined that I wanted to buy a newspaper, for they were either politicians or reporters, which, of course, comes to the same thing.